Fr. Abe and Bishop Edward Rice. On May 22, 2013 Bishop Rice gave a moving talk on Year of Faith and the New Evangelization at the Daughters of St. Paul in St. Louis City. The goal is to inspire the Laity in sharing and proclaiming the Faith. After the talk the Bishop mingled with the crowd and when he saw me he exclaimed: “O you are the Filipino priest. The Filipinos are so happy to have you. They speak highly of you. See you in SIMBANG GABI.” Then he followed it with his winning laugh and smile with thumbs up gesture.